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Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

News - 19 hours 3 min ago
Ninety MPs write to the PM, saying patients are being "failed" by strained NHS social care services.

Are grandparents spoiling kids?

News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:08
A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:02
Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales

News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:25
Many autistic children are struggling to cope in schools and are being removed, a charity warns.

Boots 'breaking' morning-after pill promise, say Labour MPs

News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:27
MPs urge the pharmacy to complete its roll-out of cheaper contraception across all of its stores.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:40
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Dying mother's bid to raise funds to keep her children out of care

News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:02
Sam Kyme has motor neurone disease and wants her two sons to live with her sister in Australia.

'Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:47
Two new treatments can slow cancer down and delay the need for chemotherapy, research shows.

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:23
The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:46
Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.

Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'

News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:23
Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.

Mental health trusts restrain patients 'every 10 minutes'

News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:19
More patients and staff are being injured during incidents of restraint, according to new figures.

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:32
Body dissatisfaction can start in children as young as six, warns the Youth Select Committee.

My gift

News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:10
Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.

Hormone pregnancy test 'no link to harm'

News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:34
The use of a controversial hormonal pregnancy test between the 1950s and 1970s did not damage unborn children, an independent inquiry has found.

Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk

News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:14
The "Small Talk Saves Lives" campaign aims to prevent suicides on the UK's rail network.

Supreme Court backs minimum alcohol pricing

News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:07
Scotland is set to be the first country in the world to establish a minimum price per unit of alcohol.

Simon Dobbin: BBC's DIY SOS to transform home of football attack victim

News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:32
Simon Dobbin was left with severe brain damage in an attack after a football match.

Main motivation for steroid use 'to enhance image'

News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:02
More than 680 people who use image and performance-enhancing drugs took part in the survey.

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:34
Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.

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